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26 November 2020 10:37

England Lockdown Yorkshire

C ovid-19 cases are falling in more than two thirds of London boroughs, official figures reveal, amid reports that the capital is likely to be put into Tier 2 today. One borough, Camden, has already seen its seven-day coronavirus rate fall below 100 per 100,000, one of the thresholds previously used for being in Tier 1. Westminster and Southwark are also close to this level, meaning a swathe of central London so crucial for Britain's economy could soon have Tier 1-type infection rates. Richmond, Lewisham and Wandsworth are also heading towards this 100/100,000 Covid-19 rate. Twenty-two boroughs saw a fall in the number of confirmed cases in the week to November 20, according to the official figures.

Essential news, delivered daily Email Sign up Sign up Evening Standard would like to keep you informed about offers, events and updates by email, please tick the box if you would like to be contacted Read our full mailing list consent terms here {{message}} {{message}} Seven more had a rise of less than eight per cent and could easily see falls in coming days. London's seven-day rate has now fallen from what appears increasingly likely to have been a second wave peak of 199.6 around November 15 to 181.8 on November 20. The figures came as the Cabinet was meeting this morning to discuss what tier each part of England should go into after lockdown ends on December 2. Reports suggested London and Liverpool were likely to go into Tier 2 but that Manchester and more parts of the North West and North East may be in Tier 3. In Wandsworth, there were 414 cases in the week to November 20, down 209 (33.5 per cent) on the previous week and with a seven-day rate per 100,000 of 125.6.

Camden saw 262 cases, down 103 (28.2 per cent) with a rate of 97, Westminster 310 cases, down 116 (27.2 per cent) with a rate of 118.6, Islington 322 cases, down 105 (24.6 per cent) with a rate of 132.8, Hammersmith & Fulham 304, down 97 (24.2 per cent) with a rate of 164.2, Richmond 217, down 64 (22.8 per cent) with a rate of 109.6, Hillingdon 605, down 146 (19.4 per cent) with a rate of 197.2, Kingston 282, down 63 (18.3 per cent) with a rate of 158.9, Ealing 738, down 152 (17.1 per cent) with a rate of 215.9 and Barnet 653, down 114 (14.9 per cent) with a rate of 165. Lambeth saw 453 cases, down 77 (14.5 per cent) with a rate of 138.9, Tower Hamlets 747 cases, down 122 (14 per cent) with a rate of 230, Sutton 313 cases, down 46 (12.8 per cent) with a rate of 151.7, Lewisham 346 cases, down 47 (12 per cent) with a rate of 113.1, Waltham Forest cases 575, down 69 (10.7 per cent) with a rate of 207.6, Kensington & Chelsea 212 cases, down 19 (8.2 per cent) with a rate of 135.8, Harrow 457 cases, down 40 (8 per cent) with a rate of 182, Southwark 359 cases, down 31 (7.9 per cent) with a rate of 112.6, Hackney and City of London 466 cases, down 39 (7.7 per cent) with a rate of 160.2, Bexley 622 cases, down 50 (7.4 per cent) with a rate of 250.5, Haringey 376, down 26 (6.5 per cent) with a rate of 140, and Brent 676, down 28 (4 per cent) with a rate of 205. THE Government is today due to announce which tier York will be placed in after national lockdown measures end on December 2. With York's coronavirus rate lower than the regional and national averages, there are calls for the city to be placed in Tier 1 - the lowest of the three tiers. Before the second lockdown, York was under Tier 2 lockdown rules. Under the three new tiers, essential and non-essential retail can remain open, but in Tier 2, pubs and bars must close, unless operating as restaurants. Hospitality venues can only serve alcohol with substantial meals. In Tier 3, pubs and restaurants will only be able to offer takeaway and delivery services, while indoor entertainment, hotels and other accommodation will close. But which tier should York be placed in? Vote below: Here is what will and will not be allowed under each tier: Those living under Tier 1 will be allowed to meet a maximum of six friends or family outdoors or indoors. Bars, pubs and restaurants will operate table service only, and must stop taking orders at 10pm, before closing at 11pm. Retail and personal care - such as hairdressers and beauty salons - can reopen, and indoor entertainment venues - such as cinemas, theatres, bowling alleys and casinos - will be allowed to stay open. In Tier 1, the stay home message is being lifted although people will still be encouraged to minimise their movements and to work from home where possible. Overnight stays will be permitted if they are limited to a support bubble, household or up to six people. Places of worship can reopen, but people must not interact with more than six people. Classes and organised adult sport can take place outdoors, but must follow the rule of six indoors. No mixing of households indoors aside from support bubbles will be allowed, with a maximum gathering of six permitted outdoors. Pubs and bars will remain closed unless operating as restaurants, with alcohol only served as part of a "substantial meal" until 10pm, before venues must close at 11pm. All retail, leisure and personal care services are able to reopen. People will be encouraged to reduce the number of journeys they make and to avoid travelling into Tier 3 areas, except for reasons of education or work. Overnight stays will only be permitted for those in the same household or support bubble and accommodation can open. Fifteen guests will be allowed at weddings and civil partnerships, increasing to 30 for funerals. Classes and organised sport can take place outdoors but not indoors if there is any interaction between two different households. Large events including sport and live performances will be open to the public but limited to 50% capacity or 2,000 outdoors and 1,000 indoors. - Tier 3 Groups of six will only be able to meet in outdoor public spaces, such as parks and sports courts - but not in private gardens. Hospitality will be closed except for takeaway in these areas. Indoor entertainment venues - such as cinemas, theatres, bowling alleys and casinos - will remain closed. People will be told to avoid travelling out of the area other than where necessary and to reduce the number of journeys. No overnight stays will be permitted outside the local area, except for work or education, with accommodation to stay closed. Weddings and civil partnerships can resume but with only 15 guests, increasing to 30 for funerals. Wedding receptions are banned in Tier 3. Places of worship can reopen, but people must not interact with anyone outside their household or support bubble. Classes and organised adult sport can take place outdoors, but people are advised to avoid higher-risk contact activity. Elite and live sport will still be banned but drive-in events will be permitted.